This was a commission from my best friend K. She has amazing taste, so it made me a little nervous to get carte blanche to do what I wanted. I have posted about this purse before, so I am not going to go into too much detail, but here are the basics:
plum and rust colored linen
interfaced with fusible fleece
lined with retro styled flames in quilter's cotton
4 pockets (cell phone, ipod, camera, and etc pocket)
brass colored accentsIt did take me about 2 months to do this and about 3 weeks to do the last part, which was adding the buckle. I still am not completely satisfied, but it is close to what I wanted. I like the wraparound look a lot, but it's not quite right. I like the idea of putting a flower on this, but knowing K the way I do it wouldn't have been right for her. The next time I made this pattern I will do the flower...maybe something like what I made for this project. I also need to flatten the top out just a bit to see if I can cut down on the warping for the flap.